With Baahubali The Conclusion scheduled for a 2017 release, the makers of film have are doing everything in the book to keep the viewers’ interest intact. On January 6, they released the shooting process for the famous ‘bison scene’ from Baahubali The Beginning. The footage was pieced together by Tau Films of Malaysia.
The whole scene has been shot on an outdoor soundstage, the environment created digitally. Every leaf, every cloud in and around the gladiatorial arena is meticulously crafted with CGI as the actors perform surrounded on all sides by greenscreens.
Ever wondered how Bhallaladeva fought the Bull? Check out this video, courtesy of the talented Tau Films team! https://t.co/Aa9nGsNzgt— Baahubali (@BaahubaliMovie) January 6, 2016
The piece de resistance of the scene is the bull, of course, also an entirely computer generated creation. Aside from an animatronic head that was used on the set to give the actors some spatial context, the bull was rendered entirely in post-production.
Films like 300 and Sin City have also been shot similarly, which greenscreens replacing real outdoor locations and actors reacting to props like tennis balls and in this case, an animatronic bull head.
The makers of film have been releasing ‘Making of Baahubali’ videos that document the VFX-building process for a while now. Recall the ‘bottle as baby’ moment from the same series that came out sometime back? Take a look:
Watch the VFX breakdowns from Baahubali here: